Dr. Mark Lefebvre, Director of Open Innovation, Samsung SDI

Mark Lefebvre, Ph.D., serves as Director of Open Innovation for Samsung SDI, world leading lithium-ion battery manufacturer serving IT, EV and ESS markets. In role as technology scout, Mark builds the link between the North American battery community and SDI’s internal battery portfolio and development roadmap identifying, vetting and supporting collaboration and investment opportunities with entities building and offering innovative battery materials and system solutions. His technical background is fundamental and applied electrochemistry, having received his doctorate at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he studied fundamental electrode processes then moving to applied systems of batteries and fuel cells in technical leadership roles with a number of startup companies developing innovative products in Southern then Northern California, where he is currently located in Silicon Valley.